As the 115th Congress breaks this week for its first recess, many Illinois lawmakers are traveling home to meet with voters about a range of issues, including immigration, gun violence and the economy. If you’d like to speak with your representative, take a look at where members of Congress will be during the congressional break.
Durbin is meeting this week with leaders in three eastern European countries to discuss recent Russian aggression and interference in democratic elections. He met with senior Polish officials Monday in Warsaw, and is also scheduled to meet this week with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite and Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.
Duckworth plans to hold events in Chicago, Rockford, Springfield and Quincy this week. On Wednesday, the first-term senator will visit the Angelic Organics Learning Center in Caledonia at 9 a.m. Later Wednesday, she’s scheduled to meet with Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea to discuss “efforts to strengthen relations between law enforcement and local communities."
Rush is scheduled to host a forum at the Illinois Institute of Technology Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss President Trump’s travel order and "engage who are concerned about its impact, as well as citizens who may be in support of the measure.”
Kelly will introduce a new bill Wednesday afternoon at Governors State University aimed at “establishing economic security for American families.” The measure invests in four areas that drive economic growth: workforce, communities, innovation investment, and health care access.nKelly will also host a pair of roundtable discussions Wednesday alongside California Rep. Eric Salwell. The discussions will focus on "Congress, government and the issues that matter most to millennials, from rising student debt to declining entrepreneurship.” The first event is slated for Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Governors State University, while the second event is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. at DePaul University’s STEM Center.
A spokesperson for Lipinski did not respond to requests for comment.
Gutiérrez is hosting a community forum on "what the new administration means for Chicagoland and the 4th district" on Monday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Avondale Logandale School, located at 3212 W. George Street in Chicago.
According to the congressman's office, Quigley is on an official travel trip with the intelligence community. He will join Sen. Dick Durbin for meetings with Ukrainian officials later this week.
Roskam is leading the House Democratic Partnership’s bipartisan trip to Eastern Europe and Central Asia this week alongside New Hampshire Sen. David Price. The trip will address recent Russian aggression in the region. “Authoritarianism is on the rise around the world,” Roskam said in a statement. "Russia, in particular, is attempting to undermine democratic institutions and subvert democracy. It’s important to send a clear message to our friends and allies around the world: the United State Congress stands with you.”
Davis hosted a hearing Saturday in his district on legislation to assist first generation college students. The Democrat is scheduled to host a town hall on immigration Thursday at 7 p.m. at Chicago’s Xilin Art Academy.
Krishnamoorthi will host a roundtable discussion Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Alexia Brothers Women & Children’s Hospital in Hoffman Estates. The meeting will center around "issues associated with the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act,” which is more commonly known as Obamacare. The roundtable will include both stakeholders and policy experts. The congressman will also hold a “town hall-style meeting” Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Roosevelt University Alumni Hall in Schaumburg.
Schakowsky won’t be in her district this week, but supporters will rally outside her Chicago office Thursday at 3p.m. to pledge their support to the Democrat.
Schneider hosted an event on gun violence Monday in Glenview alongside local leaders and organizations. “It is long past time for Congress to directly address this issue as the critical public health crisis that it is, and begin to work in a bipartisan way toward commonsense gun safety measures,” Schneider said in a statement. "I am committed to partnering with anyone serious about confronting gun violence to find common ground to make our communities safer.”
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Foster will host a discussion on the country’s ongoing opioid epidemic Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Aurora Public Library’s Eola Branch.
Hultgren will join a forum with veterans March 3 at the American Legion Fox River to discuss “pressing issues” with the Veterans Affairs healthcare system.
A spokesman for the congressman said Kinzinger will be in his district this week, but gave no further details.